May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 142,240 $12.43 $15.25 $31,730 1.7 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 6,310 $26.67 $30.51 $63,460 2.4 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 430 $44.90 $56.29 $117,080 6.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,700 $32.81 $38.02 $79,090 3.4 %
11-1031 Legislators 590 (4) (4) $15,200 3.1 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $38.49 $43.30 $90,060 14.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $30.13 $32.38 $67,360 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 180 $22.11 $22.63 $47,060 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $26.90 $27.00 $56,160 3.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 580 $29.29 $32.16 $66,890 5.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 60 $30.49 $30.62 $63,680 4.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 50 $30.84 $31.43 $65,370 2.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 340 $27.09 $28.39 $59,060 6.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 120 $26.84 $29.33 $61,000 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $23.49 $28.04 $58,330 6.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 90 $26.94 $30.97 $64,410 13.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $18.28 $18.05 $37,550 16.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $62,540 1.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 80 $28.92 $32.63 $67,860 3.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 160 $35.07 $35.69 $74,240 3.2 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 230 $13.98 $14.99 $31,180 7.4 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 140 $15.52 $21.00 $43,680 18.5 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $17.02 $17.23 $35,840 11.0 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $29.13 $33.21 $69,080 4.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 110 $28.50 $28.31 $58,880 1.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 140 $13.62 $13.46 $27,990 5.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 70 $19.30 $19.93 $41,460 7.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 130 $16.25 $20.11 $41,830 7.0 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,490 $21.49 $24.01 $49,930 3.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $18.40 $20.96 $43,590 12.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 250 $24.31 $25.79 $53,650 4.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 90 $30.40 $31.77 $66,070 6.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 170 $21.00 $23.24 $48,340 4.5 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 $20.65 $22.53 $46,860 3.8 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 90 $18.90 $20.09 $41,780 5.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $20.32 $20.91 $43,500 3.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $18.43 $18.13 $37,720 5.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $17.88 $19.97 $41,530 5.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $28.22 $30.50 $63,440 11.4 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $21.36 $23.80 $49,500 5.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 410 $18.35 $20.18 $41,970 3.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $31.38 $28.50 $59,290 5.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $34.26 $31.67 $65,870 5.2 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 $16.03 $16.14 $33,560 4.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 440 $24.35 $27.83 $57,890 4.8 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $38.99 $38.57 $80,220 8.9 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 790 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1021 Computer Programmers 130 $17.72 $21.55 $44,820 6.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 190 $15.84 $17.78 $36,990 4.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $25.70 $25.86 $53,790 6.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 70 $66.69 $61.31 $127,530 3.5 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,470 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-1022 Surveyors 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 220 $27.89 $28.11 $58,460 3.6 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers 70 $56.08 $53.59 $111,460 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 250 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $19.14 $19.34 $40,220 3.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $20.73 $20.19 $42,000 3.2 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 100 $17.93 $17.98 $37,390 2.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $34.34 $32.16 $66,890 4.2 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8) (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $31.79 $30.77 $63,990 2.0 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 40 $26.54 $25.56 $53,160 2.8 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 70 $27.71 $26.40 $54,910 13.4 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 1,510 $16.78 $16.98 $35,320 1.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 270 $19.68 $19.23 $40,000 3.7 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 200 $15.22 $16.19 $33,680 7.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $12.94 $13.49 $28,060 3.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 260 $17.58 $17.64 $36,690 1.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 130 $19.65 $19.79 $41,170 5.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 120 $14.54 $16.15 $33,590 8.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 40 $15.10 $16.69 $34,700 4.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 160 $15.56 $15.62 $32,500 1.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 50 $11.01 $12.42 $25,830 9.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 30 $15.19 $17.03 $35,410 3.3 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations (8) $20.44 $31.23 $64,960 21.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 160 $31.27 $46.49 $96,690 27.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $13.86 $14.01 $29,130 7.3 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,700 $18.03 $16.91 $35,180 1.7 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $49,020 2.6 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $43,450 1.8 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,330 6.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 $20.48 $18.34 $38,150 13.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $9.31 $12.00 $24,970 10.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 450 (4) (4) $39,630 2.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,120 (4) (4) $40,970 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,120 (4) (4) $41,450 1.2 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,150 (4) (4) $42,480 1.2 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 300 (4) (4) $40,450 2.3 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 270 (4) (4) $40,380 1.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 110 (4) (4) $41,760 1.6 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $42,560 1.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 140 $18.07 $18.57 $38,620 4.6 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $15.09 $15.74 $32,730 6.4 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $47,200 15.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 200 $20.24 $19.06 $39,640 1.8 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 50 $8.09 $8.41 $17,500 3.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 80 $28.32 $27.02 $56,200 2.1 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,190 (4) (4) $15,260 1.4 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 800 $12.39 $16.06 $33,400 13.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 120 $23.38 $32.39 $67,370 16.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 110 $7.67 $8.01 $16,670 6.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 80 $12.07 $12.61 $26,220 3.7 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 130 (4) (4) $32,330 8.6 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $7.58 $8.74 $18,180 12.4 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 80 $10.65 $10.57 $21,990 4.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 90 $16.32 $18.60 $38,680 9.1 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 7,570 $20.13 $26.65 $55,430 4.4 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 60 (5) $92.47 $192,340 15.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $21.65 $20.70 $43,050 2.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 260 $51.78 $49.87 $103,740 3.8 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (8) $76.96 $77.96 $162,150 18.5 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 70 (5) $98.08 $204,010 14.3 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,170 $24.60 $28.24 $58,730 4.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $36.19 $35.67 $74,190 6.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 360 $41.14 $42.60 $88,600 3.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 120 $19.39 $19.90 $41,400 3.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 90 $36.28 $33.86 $70,430 6.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $28.37 $30.75 $63,950 11.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $25.32 $26.48 $55,090 4.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $17.28 $17.24 $35,850 2.5 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 200 $27.91 $27.95 $58,130 12.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 210 $19.47 $20.00 $41,600 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 570 $14.02 $14.42 $30,000 2.0 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $9.65 $11.22 $23,340 5.1 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 350 $11.92 $12.37 $25,720 2.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $14.84 $15.38 $31,990 5.1 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 60 $9.28 $9.33 $19,410 15.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,910 $15.56 $15.65 $32,560 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $14.82 $14.72 $30,630 2.1 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,110 $9.44 $10.59 $22,030 3.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 930 $8.87 $8.82 $18,350 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,150 $9.35 $9.58 $19,920 1.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 130 $27.19 $25.99 $54,050 4.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 70 $12.04 $14.41 $29,980 10.7 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $12.07 $12.54 $26,090 6.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 230 $11.13 $11.98 $24,910 7.0 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 80 $14.38 $14.02 $29,150 3.5 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $8.36 $8.30 $17,260 6.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 90 $8.77 $8.70 $18,100 5.3 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.36 $11.41 $23,740 4.7 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,820 $13.27 $14.07 $29,270 1.8 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 80 $23.47 $22.95 $47,740 3.4 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 100 $13.80 $15.90 $33,080 6.7 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 310 $14.75 $14.29 $29,730 5.9 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1,730 $12.12 $12.53 $26,060 1.8 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $19.71 $20.15 $41,920 2.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 980 $14.79 $15.13 $31,480 2.4 %
33-9032 Security Guards 190 $12.03 $12.61 $26,230 6.0 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 50 $10.62 $10.34 $21,500 5.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 50 $6.97 $6.90 $14,360 3.5 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10,490 $7.27 $7.74 $16,110 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 60 $12.99 $15.07 $31,350 11.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 780 $9.55 $10.25 $21,320 2.5 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 900 $7.09 $7.19 $14,950 1.9 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,500 $7.64 $7.97 $16,570 1.9 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $8.09 $8.44 $17,540 4.5 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 230 $7.56 $7.99 $16,620 7.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 850 $7.10 $7.30 $15,190 2.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders (8) $7.68 $8.49 $17,650 6.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,040 $7.06 $7.18 $14,930 1.9 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 280 $7.04 $7.13 $14,840 2.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,760 $7.11 $7.62 $15,860 5.4 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $7.47 $8.01 $16,670 8.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $6.92 $6.91 $14,360 2.5 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 250 $7.30 $7.71 $16,030 5.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $6.98 $7.02 $14,600 2.9 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3,310 $9.25 $10.20 $21,210 1.8 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.65 $14.29 $29,720 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $11.31 $12.16 $25,290 9.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,450 $9.10 $10.14 $21,100 2.7 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $8.60 $8.84 $18,390 2.9 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 110 $13.34 $13.47 $28,010 8.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $10.31 $10.48 $21,810 3.7 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 70 $11.50 $12.22 $25,430 6.7 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,340 $8.76 $9.48 $19,710 2.8 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 120 $11.94 $12.81 $26,640 3.4 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $7.73 $9.13 $18,990 4.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 150 $8.75 $8.70 $18,100 4.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 210 $8.76 $9.57 $19,900 12.5 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 450 $7.51 $7.98 $16,610 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 660 $8.42 $8.26 $17,170 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $7.36 $8.76 $18,230 13.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 200 $8.44 $10.11 $21,030 7.9 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 310 $12.13 $13.06 $27,170 7.3 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 12,330 $8.92 $12.29 $25,560 4.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,670 $15.37 $16.76 $34,870 3.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 130 $23.19 $25.12 $52,250 5.7 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,650 $7.22 $7.55 $15,710 1.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $7.49 $9.87 $20,530 10.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 340 $13.55 $16.69 $34,720 18.7 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,390 $8.91 $10.14 $21,090 3.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 80 $13.42 $15.10 $31,420 12.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 240 $17.06 $20.58 $42,800 22.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $12.26 $15.52 $32,280 11.6 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 230 $24.26 $30.03 $62,460 19.0 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 850 $21.85 $27.22 $56,620 19.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (8) $9.01 $9.67 $20,120 6.8 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 130 $11.50 $12.48 $25,960 9.6 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 18,860 $11.77 $12.72 $26,460 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,160 $15.19 $16.36 $34,040 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 $9.68 $9.97 $20,730 4.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 250 $11.81 $12.41 $25,810 2.7 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 320 $12.54 $12.79 $26,600 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,550 $12.32 $13.17 $27,400 2.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 230 $14.46 $15.02 $31,240 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $12.91 $13.67 $28,420 5.4 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,170 $10.43 $10.32 $21,460 2.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 160 $11.95 $13.92 $28,950 4.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,340 $13.30 $13.84 $28,780 3.3 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 260 $14.35 $14.73 $30,650 1.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 90 $9.10 $9.18 $19,100 6.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $9.25 $9.49 $19,740 7.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 220 $10.38 $10.60 $22,040 2.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 60 $7.79 $8.90 $18,510 5.6 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $13.58 $13.57 $28,230 3.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $12.15 $13.12 $27,300 5.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $10.83 $12.37 $25,730 4.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $15.21 $15.79 $32,830 3.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 630 $10.06 $10.17 $21,140 2.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $9.73 $9.31 $19,360 5.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 170 $12.65 $12.49 $25,970 2.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $13.51 $14.34 $29,820 7.6 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 150 $13.28 $14.03 $29,190 3.6 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 110 (c) $24.54 (c) $23.61 (c) $49,110 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 580 (c) $21.62 (c) $21.78 (c) $45,300 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 110 (c) $16.80 (c) $17.30 (c) $35,980 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 310 $14.14 $14.89 $30,960 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 790 $13.04 $13.19 $27,440 2.5 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,280 $9.32 $9.97 $20,740 1.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 160 $14.41 $13.88 $28,880 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 750 $14.13 $14.99 $31,180 3.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 130 $10.26 $11.68 $24,290 17.0 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 160 $11.54 $11.76 $24,450 8.5 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,930 $10.93 $11.22 $23,340 1.7 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 110 $12.58 $13.24 $27,540 5.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 110 $9.29 $9.56 $19,890 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,120 $10.50 $11.14 $23,170 2.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 70 $6.92 $7.68 $15,970 7.9 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 570 $12.25 $13.82 $28,750 10.1 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $16.72 $16.22 $33,740 4.1 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 30 $19.34 $20.13 $41,870 1.7 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 $12.12 $12.44 $25,880 5.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 170 (8) (8) (8) (8)
45-4021 Fallers 90 $13.70 $16.57 $34,460 15.7 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 80 $14.15 $14.22 $29,580 11.6 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5,290 $13.64 $15.35 $31,930 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 340 $20.87 $21.77 $45,270 3.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $18.11 $18.30 $38,060 5.6 %
47-2031 Carpenters 620 $12.63 $13.45 $27,980 4.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 110 $14.94 $15.79 $32,850 8.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,000 $11.16 $11.55 $24,030 3.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 130 $12.72 $12.81 $26,640 4.0 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $14.52 $14.69 $30,560 5.8 %
47-2111 Electricians 600 $24.89 $24.16 $50,260 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 140 $14.94 $17.09 $35,540 8.1 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 140 $14.39 $16.13 $33,560 11.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $16.84 $18.49 $38,450 5.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 100 $11.82 $12.41 $25,820 8.4 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 330 $16.40 $15.54 $32,330 8.5 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $9.94 $10.17 $21,160 10.3 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $12.67 $12.57 $26,150 3.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 460 $10.90 $10.84 $22,540 3.7 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6,900 $15.98 $17.35 $36,090 3.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 670 $22.92 $23.81 $49,520 4.2 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 150 $26.33 $24.09 $50,100 8.1 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $14.78 $15.16 $31,530 5.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 90 $18.56 $19.09 $39,710 2.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 220 $13.62 $15.52 $32,280 11.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 560 $9.81 $11.42 $23,750 4.8 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $13.12 $13.96 $29,040 6.3 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 120 $13.21 $13.47 $28,030 4.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 90 $14.48 $14.72 $30,610 2.9 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $15.41 $16.06 $33,400 7.7 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $11.79 $11.70 $24,330 6.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.14 $10.87 $22,610 4.5 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $18.11 $18.42 $38,310 5.6 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $13.80 $13.37 $27,810 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 530 $17.29 $18.63 $38,760 7.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,860 $15.55 $16.27 $33,850 5.6 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 110 $16.61 $16.31 $33,920 4.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights 430 $25.65 $24.90 $51,780 5.6 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 330 $21.78 $21.36 $44,420 3.3 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 240 $21.21 $20.54 $42,710 6.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 40 $11.95 $12.43 $25,860 2.7 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 $10.99 $11.29 $23,480 6.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 110 $16.56 $15.57 $32,390 23.8 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 27,830 $13.10 $14.20 $29,530 3.7 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,610 $20.67 $22.28 $46,340 3.2 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 330 $13.26 $13.77 $28,640 2.7 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 350 $14.59 $14.43 $30,020 3.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 5,820 $14.03 $15.41 $32,060 7.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 2,260 $11.53 $11.98 $24,930 4.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $8.50 $8.59 $17,860 1.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 210 $11.36 $11.07 $23,020 4.3 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 220 $8.91 $8.79 $18,290 3.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 120 $15.01 $14.76 $30,690 6.6 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 420 $13.20 $12.99 $27,020 3.1 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.62 $11.78 $24,500 2.8 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1,060 $12.99 $12.71 $26,440 3.2 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $11.66 $12.72 $26,460 6.8 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $15.03 $14.53 $30,210 6.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 730 $17.14 $16.63 $34,590 2.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $11.57 $12.22 $25,410 2.9 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $9.73 $11.74 $24,420 4.4 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 290 $18.82 $19.00 $39,530 1.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 990 $15.45 $15.85 $32,960 2.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $16.51 $15.45 $32,130 5.3 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $14.00 $13.87 $28,840 3.3 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $11.72 $11.49 $23,890 5.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) $13.04 $13.08 $27,210 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $13.02 $12.47 $25,940 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $8.39 $8.44 $17,550 3.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 70 $7.71 $8.55 $17,780 9.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 530 $8.66 $8.85 $18,400 1.9 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $10.42 $10.70 $22,250 4.2 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 330 $9.84 $11.48 $23,880 7.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 200 $13.20 $12.24 $25,460 4.1 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other (8) $12.02 $14.63 $30,420 24.4 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 60 $25.78 $24.57 $51,110 4.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 340 $13.35 $13.83 $28,770 3.2 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 70 $24.51 $24.68 $51,340 3.0 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 80 $23.99 $24.72 $51,410 6.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $9.58 $10.69 $22,240 11.2 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 230 $12.98 $12.70 $26,420 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 370 $13.88 $14.16 $29,460 3.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand (8) $10.79 $10.83 $22,530 3.3 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $12.92 $12.42 $25,830 4.9 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 $12.99 $17.01 $35,390 14.3 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $14.39 $13.98 $29,070 4.6 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 860 $14.29 $16.36 $34,030 5.1 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 600 $10.71 $11.29 $23,490 6.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 490 $10.36 $11.26 $23,430 4.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 100 $8.32 $8.30 $17,270 2.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $13.90 $13.67 $28,440 2.6 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 90 $13.82 $13.77 $28,650 2.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $18.28 $20.44 $42,510 5.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 3,220 $9.41 $9.91 $20,600 2.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 880 $12.83 $14.41 $29,980 4.8 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 14,890 $10.32 $11.77 $24,480 2.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 140 $16.96 $18.38 $38,230 8.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 260 $19.61 $19.55 $40,670 5.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 130 $7.43 $7.53 $15,650 3.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 930 $7.20 $8.22 $17,090 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 350 $9.33 $10.55 $21,950 13.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,580 $13.83 $14.69 $30,560 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,280 $9.65 $11.09 $23,070 6.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 $7.41 $7.79 $16,200 7.2 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $8.47 $8.35 $17,370 4.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 60 $10.87 $10.69 $22,230 4.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,240 $13.40 $13.92 $28,950 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $7.51 $8.96 $18,630 11.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,590 $8.89 $9.42 $19,590 2.4 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $11.79 $11.89 $24,740 3.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,080 $9.70 $10.81 $22,480 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 330 $10.07 $10.47 $21,770 3.4 %

About May 2008 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009